• Short Summary

    NAIROBI'S WATER SUPPLY WHICH COMES FROM SASAMUA DAM FORTY MILES AWAY, WAS BROKEN BY SEVERE LANDSLIDES IN THE ABERDARE MOUNTAINS AND THE CITY WAS WITHOUT WATER FOR DAYS.

  • Description

    NAIROBI'S WATER SUPPLY WHICH COMES FROM SASAMUA DAM FORTY MILES AWAY, WAS BROKEN BY SEVERE LANDSLIDES IN THE ABERDARE MOUNTAINS AND THE CITY WAS WITHOUT WATER FOR DAYS.ROYAL ENGINEERS OF THE BRITISH ARMY STATIONED AT GILGIL CAME TO THE RESCUE AND GAVE VALUABLE HELP TO THE CONTRACTORS WHO WERE CALLED IN TO REPAIR THE 16 INCH AND 24 INCH SUPPLY PIPES WHICH HAD BEEN COMPLETELY SMASHED IN ONE PLACE DEEP IN THE HEART OF THE ABERDARE BAMBOO FOREST.THE BREAK WAS IN ALMOST INACCESSIBLE POSITION AND MEANT THAT ALL THE ENGINEERING KNOWLEDGE OF THE R.E.S.HAD TO BE BROUGHT INTO PLAY.MUCH OF THE EQUIPMENT USED TO MAKE TEMPORARY REPAIRS WAS SUPPLIED BY THE BRITISH ARMY AND THE R.E.S.WERE WORKING ALONGSIDE AFRICANS AS ONE TEAM.

    THE CONTRACTORS SAID THE R.E.S.HAD PLAYED AN INVALUABLE PART IN ASSISTING THEM IN THE URGENT REPAIRS.NAIROBI IS NOT YET OUT OF TROUBLE BECAUSE ONLY THE 16 INCH PIPE IS SO FAR SERVICEABLE AND THE 24 INCH PIPE WILL TAKE AT LEAST ANOTHER TEN DAYS TO REPAIR.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACIXPSBRAHO82MR29RI919G1N4
    Media URN:
    VLVACIXPSBRAHO82MR29RI919G1N4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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